For detailed information about the graduate program in Holocaust Studies, including course descriptions, download the brochure here.
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The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa offers an academic program unlike any other in the world. It provides students with more than just an academic program; it has been designed with the addition of exciting and challenging activities to spark the interest of the student and encourage personal development and dedication to the field of Holocaust research.
Taught in English over three semesters, the one-year master's degree program in Holocaust Studies is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers, archivists, curators and educators.
An internship program is offered to enrich the curriculum and prepare students for actual employment upon graduation. Available internships include: Ghetto Fighters' House Museum Archives, Yad Vashem Museum, Hagana Archives and the Diaspora Museum.
Volunteer Program with Holocaust Survivors
Students receiving scholarships are required to participate in the Holocaust Survivors Community Giving Project, in coordination with the International Hillel Foundation. Within this framework, students donate their time in a number of ways, including visiting Holocaust survivors, leading workshops or organizing holiday celebrations for the survivors. Students will be required to record their activities in a journal or blog.
Study Tours to Archives in Israel, Poland and Germany
As part of the experiential learning, students participate in study tours throughout the academic year to relevant museums and sites throughout Israel. Visits to sites such as Yad Vashem, the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and the Atlit detainee camp provide students with the opportunity to implement their academic knowledge into real life, by seeing actual archives, historical records and documentation.
One of the highlights of the course is the study tours to Berlin, Germany and Warsaw, Poland. The study tours are designed to provide students with the opportunity to visit important historical archives, meet local German and Polish students and researchers, and visit important locations in the study of the Holocaust.
- An undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences from a recognized university with a minimum final grade of 80% (Israeli system), 3.0 GPA or equivalent
- Competence in English (TOEFL scores - if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English)
Please refer to the faculty website for all admission requirements: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il
Fees: See website for details. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Starting Date: October 2013
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